Best Arizona-Themed Tattoos To Celebrate The State’s Birthday

Best Arizona-Themed Tattoos To Celebrate The State’s Birthday

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Ivan Kapusta | Cavecreek tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: it’s almost Arizona’s birthday! We’ll be busy doing cover-up tattoos of wedding dates and ex’s names this week at Sentient Tattoo Collective, but we look forward to celebrating Arizona’s 108th birthday on February 14th. In honor of Arizona statehood day, we rounded up our favorite Arizona-themed tattoos done by the artists at Sentient Tattoo Collective.

Cactus and blooms tattoos

Cactus blooms paint the Arizona desert with brilliant colors during the springtime. This beautiful cactus bloom tattoo was created by Nathan.

Charles Taylor | Upside cactus | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

A different perspective on an ordinary cactus. Charles turned this potted cactus upside and added some geometric background with southwest colors.

Nathan Zerbach | Cactus and skull | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

A typical scene in the Arizona desert: a saguaro, a prickly pear cactus, and skull. Done by Nathan.

Ali Morgainne | Cactus bloom tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Some cacti don’t bloom until they are 30 years old! But this cactus bloom will last forever. Ali put together this brilliant pink cactus bloom tattoo.

Ivan Kapusta | Cactus in a bottle tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Ivan bottled up the Arizona sunset with this detailed cactus tattoo.

Tyson Weed | Delicate cactus tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

A delicate cactus tattoo to symbolize a trip to Arizona. Created by Tyson.

Ivan Kapusta | Matching cactus tattoos | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Matching tattoos are a great way to commemorate a trip or show your home state some love. These cactus tattoos were created by Ivan.

Desert tattoos

Tyson Weed | Arizona desert theme tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Monsoon season is from June to September in Arizona. This tattoo sleeve created by Tyson shows just how beautiful and colorful the desert is during a storm.

Ivan Kapusta | Cavecreek tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Cave Creek is located in the foothills north of Phoenix. The rural community embraces western living, enjoying hiking and a slower pace of daily life. Ivan paid homage to Cave Creek’s small-town charm with this tattoo of a scene with a howling coyote and a silhouette of a saguaro.

Ryan Campbell | Arizona desert at sunset tattoo | Guest artist at Sentient Tattoo Collective

Ryan Campbell was a guest artist at Sentient Tattoo Collective in December 2019. He created this magical view of the unique flora and fauna of Arizona in this Arizona-themed tattoo.

State-shaped tattoos

Charles Taylor | Arizona state flag and pitchfork tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective at Tempe, AZ

Where are the Sundevil fans?! Charles incorporated the outline of Arizona state, the Arizona state flag and ASU’s pitchfork into one ASU tattoo. The pitchfork is carried by ASU’s mascot, Sparky, and is accompanied by the phrase “Fear the Fork.”

Tyson Weed | Arizona state with desert scene | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Tyson added this desert-scene tattoo inside the shape of Arizona state to a sleeve he was working on.

Nathan Zerbach | Geometric mountains and trees | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Ok, this is not a state-shaped tattoo but the mountains and trees could be anywhere in Flagstaff. This black and gray tattoo was created by Nathan.

Bird tattoos and other southwest creatures 

Ali Morgainne | Dotwork hummingbird tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

With plenty of patience, Ali used a dotwork technique to create this hummingbird. Hummingbirds typically arrive in Arizona in March and begin to migrate to southern Mexico in October.

Ivan Kapusta | Scorpion tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Anyone who has been stung by scorpion knows these little stingers are no joke! The Arizona Bark scorpion is the most dangerous off all – it’s venom is considered very poisonous to humans. Black and gray scorpion tattoo done by Ivan.

Ivan Kapusta | Arizona cactus wren tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

The cactus wren is the state bird of Arizona. True to its name, the cactus wren inhabits all types of cacti. Ivan depicts this cactus wren perched on a branch in the tattoo.

Nathan Zerbach | Scorpion floral tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Another scorpion tattoo! This time, Nathan added some floral features.

Ali Morgainne | Mandala hummingbird tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Ali combined mandala elements with the elegance of a hummingbird to create this unique Arizona tattoo.

Tyson Weed | Scorpion tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Scorpion tattoos are popular, and this one is ready to strike! This stinger was created by Tyson.

Cowboys and crystals tattoos

Charles Taylor | Cowboy boot tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

These boots were made for walkin’ – walkin’ through the Arizona desert! Charles brings together the cowboy and the desert in this Arizona tattoo.

Ali Morgainne | Pink and green gemstones | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Ali Morgainne | Blue and pink crystals | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Arizona has a long history of gemstone production. Some popular gemstones found here are turquoise, garnet, and peridot. Ali captures the sparkle of Arizona gemstones in her tattoos.

Nathan Zerbach | Cowboy hat tattoo | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Yeehaw! Arizona is the wild, wild west and Nathan captures that in this cowboy hat tattoo.

Charles Taylor | Multi-colored gemstones | Sentient Tattoo Collective in Tempe, AZ

Charles includes multi-colored crystals that could have been mined right here in Tempe, Arizona.

What are some of your favorite Arizona-themed tattoos? Tag us in your photos! #sentienttattoocollective

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